LOCKHART, HAYDEN JAMES

Name: James Hayden Lockhart
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 613th TFS
Date of Birth:16 June 1938
Home City of Record: Springfiled, OH
Date of Loss: 02 March 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 171000N 1064500E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F100D

Other Personnel in Incident: none

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK March 1997 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with
POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.

REMARKS: 021273 RELEASED BY DRV  (First USAF pilot captured)

SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).

HAYDEN J. LOCKHART JR. 
Major - United States Air Force
Shot Down: March 2, 1965
Released: February 12, 1973

Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 16, 1938. Lived in Michigan, Florida,
      West Virginia as a boy and went to high school in Point Pleasant, West
      Virginia. Entered AFA in June 1957 and graduated in June 1961. My
      parents now live in Springfield, Ohio.

Career: Webb AFB, Texas- Pilot Training.
      Luke AFB, Arizona- Fighter Gunnery  School.
      England AFB, Louisiana - 4th TFS, flying F-100's

Shoot down: I was shot down 2 March 1965 while flying flak suppression on an
      ammo dump in North Vietnam. I was released 12 February 1973 and
      reported to Travis AFB, California for Medical check.
        
Future: I am attending USC in Los Angeles, California for an MBA degree,
      while remaining in the Air Force. My son's name is Hayden James
      Lochhart III We call him "Jamie." He is now nine years old. He was
      born two months after I was shot down.

Comments: My only comment is to the American people for their letter writing
      campaign which did so much to better our treatment in the prison camps
      of North Vietnam. Thank you all. We POWs will forever be grateful for
      your prayers and support during this troubled period of our lives.

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Hayden Lockhart Jr. retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel.
He lives in Texas.

 

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